Ethernet connections are preferred for their reliable and stable speeds. But what if you encounter sudden speed drops or Limited access errors? You may have encountered error prompts such as Limited access and No internet. Firstly, we recommend you check your ethernet cable for hardware defects and restart your Wi-Fi.
Windows 10 also had several bugs and glitches in the initial period of its launch. However, all bugs got fixed over time. Similarly, Windows 11 will also get more stable with regular updates. Meanwhile, you can follow these guide to resolve the ethernet disconnecting issue. We have handpicked the most effective and easy-to-follow solutions to fix this error.
We have listed some effective and safe solutions to fix the ethernet disconnecting error. Let’s check them out one by one.
- Network Adapter Troubleshooter
- Power Management Settings
- Turn on Private Network
- Update WiFi Adapter Driver
- Try Network Reset
Network Adapter Troubleshooter
Network adapter troubleshooter is a super helpful tool that detects any network issues and suggests solutions. You can use the troubleshooter in a few clicks. To do so, check out these steps.
- Click on Start and navigate to Settings on your computer.
- Select System and click on Troubleshoot.
- Further, choose Additional troubleshooters.
- Click on the Network Adapter from the troubleshooter list.
Run the troubleshooter and reboot your computer to resolve the error. However, the troubleshooter is not entirely accurate in finding the errors. You can check out the following method to fix the issue.
Power Management Settings
If you have set a power-saving profile, some of the drivers and services may not function properly. Windows puts network drivers to sleep after a specific time. You can prevent ethernet disconnection without turning off the Power saving profile. Follow these steps to do so.
- On your Home Screen and press the Windows key + X.
- Click on Device Manager from the pop-up menu.
- Tap on Network Adapters and right-click your desired network adapter.
- Click on Properties from the menu.
- Navigate to Power Management.
- Toggle off “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power“.
- Click on Ok to save changes.
Turn on Private Network
A public network profile limits your computer’s security. Thus, to protect your computer, the Firewall imposes various restrictions. These restrictions can cause ethernet disconnections and speed drops. Luckily, you can make your network profile Private. Follow these steps to make your network profile private.
- Press Windows Key + A.
- Click on the Wi-Fi icon.
- Navigate to the i Button on the right side of your network.
- You will be redirected to Network & Internet.
- Scroll down and click on Private Network.
Now you have successfully set your network profile private. If the problem persists, try the following solution.
Update WiFi Adapter Driver
Outdated Wi-fi adapters can also be responsible for the error. An updated Wi-fi adapter makes your internet connection steadier and resolves the disconnection error. Windows regularly roll out updates for these Wi-Fi adapters. But if your Wi-fi adapter has not been updated, follow these steps to update it.
- Press Windows key + S.
- Search for Device Manager.
- Click on Network Adapters.
- Select your desired network adapter and right-click on it.
- Tap on update driver and wait for a few seconds.
- Once the driver gets updated, reboot your PC.
Try Network Reset
If you have tweaked any network settings and are facing ethernet disconnection, you can reset your network settings to fix the issue. This will restore your network settings to factory settings. However, all of your networks will be removed. Follow these steps to reset network settings.
- Open the Settings app on your computer.
- Click on Network & Internet and select Advanced Network Settings.
- Scroll down to Network Reset.
- Click on Reset Now to reset network settings.
Restart your PC to make changes.
Following this guide can resolve Ethernet Keeps Disconnecting error and resume your internet connection. All of the above-listed solutions are safe to use. Before you try out any of these solutions, restart your router and check your ethernet cable. You can also update your Windows to fix the issue. If you still face any problems, let us know in the comment section below.